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WVMA Media Minute

Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

West Virginia

Women complete training for manufacturing careers
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Step Up for Women is a partnership between West Virginia Women Work and Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing ...

Mark Sadd: Coal is dead. Long live King Coal! (Daily Mail Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Without the stellar rise of domestic oil and gas production, including here in West Virginia, coal's decline would not be the inevitability that the ...

Mountain State Momentum: State business experts say economy on the rise
WV News

Deskins said annual coal production in the Mountain State rose from about 82 ... Both Deskins and McCabe agree that West Virginia's economy remains ... State leaders need to recruit new employees to come to West Virginia and ...

Mary Anne Ketelsen to speak at manufacturing conference
Parkersburg News

Mary Anne Ketelsen is bringing positive changes to West Virginia Potato Chip Co., doing business as Mister Bee Potato Chips in Parkersburg.

Federal tax reforms lead to West Virginia utility rate reduction
Herald-Mail Media

In Pennsylvania, the tax reform bill-related savings for utility customers, including more than 66,000 WestPenn Power customers in Franklin and ...

Wheeling a National Contender for Revitalization Award
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On what an evolving community looks like in West Virginia: ... the state's historic tax credit, and also preserving it through tax reform at the federal level.

Anne Blankenship: Higher natural gas severance is a tax on WV's future (Gazette Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia oil and natural gas industry has been identified by some as a ... gas industry in West Virginia is primed to create a manufacturing boom. ... Our employees live throughout the state and we want the best for our ...

Charles Bockway: State's craft brew market has room to grow (Daily Mail Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

To put that number in perspective, total annual beer production from West Virginia's 26 breweries would equal the output of one nice, mid-sized craft ...

Utilities show signs of sharing tax cut windfall
Beckley Register-Herald

West Virginia American Water recently announced a proposal for its savings ... rates, even as they stood to save millions from corporate tax reductions.

United States

US chemical activity flat in August

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) had a flat reading month on month in August, the ACC ...

Chinese Companies Said Still Honoring US Agreements, Despite Trade War
Natural Gas Intelligence

Meanwhile, China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. ... "We and the West Virginia government, and other related companies have always been ...

Trump Says He'll End Nafta After Reaching New Deal With Mexico

Trump Says He'll End Nafta After Reaching New Deal With Mexico .... The U.S. wanted to bring back auto manufacturing jobs that had gone to Mexico.As 'trade war' looms, Trump manufacturing allies cautiously optimistic

Washington Examiner
We'll have to see how this plays out,” Jay Timmons, the president of the National Association of Manufacturers, told the Washington Examiner. “Clearly ...

US Job Gains In Manufacturing Leads Increase In Blue Collar Employment – Analysis
Eurasia Review

Manufacturing accounted for much of the gains in blue collar employment as the ... Regionally, the Midwest and the West both had overall manufacturing ... York (-1.1 percent), Vermont (-1.0 percent), and West Virginia (-0.2 percent).

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